Chosen Twelve – book review

The Chosen Twelve by James Breakwell Science Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) 22 children are all that’s left of the human race. They’re being trained by robots (Edubot is their main instructor) and other AIs using simulations to colonize a planet that’s basically antithetical to human life. Previous colonists managed to create a species of intelligent, but extremely hostile kangaroos that kill anyone they encounter, and the world wasn’t exactly welcoming to begin … Read more

Innocence Treatment – book review

The Innocence Treatment by Ari Goelman Dystopian Mystery Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) Lauren Fielding has always been extremely trusting, generous, good natured, and friendly – so much so that her condition is viewed as a disability, because she can’t tell when people are trying to take advantage of her. She has to be supervised outside of her home and at school and has aides assigned to her to keep … Read more

Upgrade – book review

Upgrade by Blake Crouch Dystopian Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) After a near apocalyptic event, the world really cracks down on any sort of genetics research and technology. Logan Ramsay, whose mother (renowned scientist) was ultimately responsible for the Great Starvation, has become an agent committed to stomping out the illegal genetics black market. During a sting, he’s caught in a blast and infected with a gene-altering virus that essentially … Read more

Klara and the Sun – book review

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Science Fiction * * * *  Stars (Great!) Klara is an AF (Artificial Friend) who spends her days observing humans from the window of her shop and dreaming of the day when she will be purchased and matched with a child. Josie, who eventually chooses her, is a sickly, uplifted child whose illness often prevents her from enjoying normal things. Part of Klara’s job as Josie’s friend is … Read more

Cleopatra in Space: Fallen Empires – Read It and Rate It

Fallen Empires Cleopatra in Space, book #5 by Mike Maihack Action Adventure Comedy/Funny Graphic Novel Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Cleo (Cleopatra) goes hiding after a mysterious death at Yasiro Academy, and she and her friends set out to uncover the spy who must be working within the school ranks. I liked this book because it is mysterious and interesting for me.

Loop – Read It and Rate It

The Loop by Ben Oliver Adventure Mystery Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book gives you an unreal idea at the start, how the book keeps you engaged and introduces the characters quickly, then exciting plot point and the action starts. Plot twists, friends lost, and a sad end. The immense span of characters is a lot! For middle and high school teens.

Renegades – Read It and Rate It

The Renegades Renegades book #1 by Marissa Meyer Adventure Dystopian Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Nova is an Anarchist looking to bring down the groups of superheroes known as The Renegades. In trying to do so, she joins the Renegades as a superhero where she must go undercover and discover information to bring down the Renegades once and for all. It was very imaginative and fun to read. For … Read more

Lion of Mars – book review

The Lion of Mars Science Fiction Survival Tween * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Bell lives in a small compound on Mars along with a group of other Americans – scientists, researchers, etc. – who all contribute to their community to keep things running, growing, working. He and some of the older kids are curious about the other settlements on Mars (France, Germany, etc.), but their interest is firmly rebuffed by their Commander who … Read more

Fever – book review

Fever The Chemical Garden Trilogy #2 by Lauren DeStefano Dystopian Science Fiction Suspense Thriller Teen * * * Stars (Pretty good) Rhine and Gabriel made their triumphant escape in the previous book, but they didn’t bother to plan much further than that. Now, if they want to find Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan, they’ll have to make their way to New York somehow, and there are plenty of dangers in between. When they do finally reach … Read more

Girl with All the Gifts – book review

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey Science Fiction Suspense Thriller Older teen/adult * * * * Stars (Great!) Melanie attends classes with a number of other little kids, but she’s special. They all are in some respects, but Melanie’s intelligence, determination, and self-control set her apart. As the story unfolds, told from different characters’ perspectives, readers discover that the children are different in other ways, too, ways that require them to be … Read more

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